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The most important ministry you have is the gospel.
It doesn’t matter what role you are currently living out – grandmother, mother, employee, coworker, neighbor, servant – your ministry to share about Jesus’ death/resurrection is the boss.
So, here’s a new (and FREE!) tool to help you flesh out that ministry.
What is it?
The 1 Cross app shares the gospel in 40 different languages.
Developed by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, 1 Cross includes both video and audio presentations of the gospel ranging from Chinese to Farsi.
Here’s what the developer has to say about it:
We are bringing together the Gospel presentation in many different languages to the palm of your hand. Our vision is to provide you with a resource that can help you take the Good News of Jesus Christ unto all the nations.
Why do you need it?
Last week I took my four-year-old twins to be assessed for kindergarten at our district’s public school. I filled out a lot of paperwork that day, but for each child I filled out three separate forms indicating what language we spoke in our home and if we spoke English.
More than ever before, the nations are coming to our own shores and cities. All around us there are people from all tongues, tribes, and nations. When we first relocated from Texas to Pittsburgh, we rented an apartment for a year and we quickly found ourselves living next door to people who didn’t share our language or culture.
Even as a ‘average’ mom, I see the nations teeming around us – on playgrounds, in public parks, at school and the grocery store.
Chances are, you’ve also got people around you who don’t speak English and don’t have a Bible. If you’ve never thought about it – take a mental inventory. Where do you live, work, play? Where do you shop, eat out, hang out?
Here’s some ideas for being intentional with this app:
- The next time you go about your normal routine, ask God to open your eyes to those around you.
- Download the free app!
- Pray for opportunities to talk with a specific individual you know
- Initiate small conversations aiming to discover more about the person – where they are from, how long they’ve lived here, if they have a good community of friends.
- Share the appropriate video in their heart language and direct them where they can find the app online.
- If the individual makes a profession of faith, plug their contact info into the app so they can be connected with a pastor who shares their heart language.
Since downloading the app last week, I’ve shared it with three of my friends – one from Beijing and two more from Taiwan. Their reaction? They were thrilled to find something in their heart language.
Who do you know who needs to hear the gospel?
What keeps you from sharing the gospel? What tools do you think would make you more confident in sharing your faith?
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